Super Bowl will have male cheerleaders amongst their ranks for the first time ever this year
Leading the cheers for the LA Rams against the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LIII, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies are set to garner national attention on February 3
For the first time ever, two male cheerleaders are set to appear at the Super Bowl LIII next month making the showpiece at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium a historic occasion.
Leading the cheers for the LA Rams against the New England Patriots, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies are set to garner national attention on February 3, Daily Mail reports.
The duo will become the first male cheerleaders to feature on the biggest platform in global sport after their NFL debut in August. "2018 first male cheerleaders in the NFL. 2019 first male cheerleaders dancing at the Super Bowl. I can’t breathe," read a tweet by Jinnies after his historic appearance next month was confirmed.
Jinnies first tweeted his excitement last August when he and Peron made their debut. "Still can't believe I'm one of the first males in history to be a pro NFL cheerleader! Everyone's support and love has been insane! Thank you and GO RAMS!" he wrote.
While the pair has performed throughout their lives as classically-trained dancers, they have only dreamed of being a part of the NFL. As a dance instructor at Dellos Dance and Performing Arts and Adage Dance Center, Peron trains all levels and focuses on a plethora of styles and techniques.
On the other hand, Jinnies performs at a Disneyland resort as a dancer in a live-stage musical featuring Disney animated film called 'Mickey and the Magical Map'.
That said, Peron and Jinnies have had to compete with 74 other contenders across an intense series of auditions for the coveted spots on the roster last year.
After winning NFL Conference Championship with wins over New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs respectively, the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots have clinched the Super Bowl spot. Tom Brady's spectacular performance helped the Patriots win against the Chiefs while the Rams secured an overtime field goal to beat the Saints.